Illinois Commencement 2023

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University of Illinois Commencement

Congratulations, Illinois graduates

Commencement is one of the proudest days of the year at Illinois.

Learn about the day-of the ceremony details and accessibility information. For information on other Commencement Weekend ceremonies and celebrations, visit the Unit Convocation Ceremony Schedule.

Join the celebration

Watch the video of the ceremonyfrom May 13 to help congratulate our amazing Illinois graduates.

Honors, Graduates and Candidates

The list of graduates is as accurate as possible. However, because of production deadlines, names of some degree recipients may not appear, while names of degree candidates may appear even though they have not completed their degree requirements. The University’s official registry for conferral of degrees is the Office of the Registrar, 901 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL 61801.

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You can also download the current 2023 Commencement program to view it as a PDF.

2023 Commencement Program

To view past graduation programs, please choose from the following years.

2020 Commencement Program2021 Commencement Program

2022 Commencement Program

"When you bring the brightest minds together, everything changes."

This photo of the Class of 2023 was taken in August 2019. Can you spot your graduate?

Experience Campus

Take a look around.

Explore some of the famous campus landmarks that will be waiting for you when you return as alumni.

lincoln statue

Lincoln's Bust in Lincoln Hall

Lincoln’s nose is shiny bright from the thousands of students who have reached out for good luck before exams.

round barn

South Farms

The university's South Farms encompass more than 1,000 acres of land used for research, teaching and outreach.

altgeld building

Altgeld Chimes

You know you’re on campus when you hear the stately ring of “Hail to the Orange” from the Altgeld Hall chimes.

stage at krannert

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Krannert Center is recognized as the nation’s premier university-based performing arts center.

library filled with students

University Library

Our library is one of the largest public university libraries in the world, housing more than 14 million volumes and 24 million items.

close up of alma mater

Alma Mater

Standing tall on the north side of Altgeld Hall, the iconic sculpture depicts a woman in academic robes flanked by two figures representing the university’s motto, “Learning and Labor.”

upwards shot of the hallene gateway

Hallene Gateway

The Hallene Gateway greets visitors at the east entrance of campus.

morrow plots on campus

Morrow Plots

The Morrow Plots are the oldest continuous agricultural field in the Western Hemisphere.

eternal flame light

Eternal Flame

Located on the Main Quad, the former oil lamp promises eternal love after kissing your significant other beneath it.

distant picture of the south side of illini union

Illini Union

Generations of students have enjoyed the Union’s programs, services and resources since the student center first opened its doors in 1941.

front of foellinger

Foellinger Auditorium

One of the most iconic buildings on campus, Foellinger Auditorium hosts classes, public lectures, concerts and student performances.

Alma Cam

Say hello to a familiar face and watch live from the Alma Mater statue.

The university is always here to welcome you back with open arms.

Altgeld Chimes

Sounds like home. Experience the familiar ring of the Altgeld Chimes.

"You are Illinois graduates. And Illinois graduates change the world."

No matter where you are, don’t forget to turn your tassel

The tassel is worn on the right side and moved to the left when students earn their diplomas.

Alma Mater wearing a cap and gown with the tassel on the left


As you take your next steps, remember the familiar Illinois orange and blue is never far away.